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*Disc 1: Dimples *Disc 2: Little Colonel *Disc 3: Littlest Rebel
Shirley Temple is at her plucky peak in this film. She bests legend Lionel Barrymore: literally (her credit is above his) and figuratively (as her character softens his). The Little Colonel is set in the post-Civil War South. Little Lloyd Sherman hopes to reunite her mother, Elizabeth Lloyd (Evelyn Venable), with her stern Confederate Civil War veteran grandfather, Colonel Lloyd (Barrymore). Six years earlier, Lloyd's mother had run away to marry Yankee Jack Sherman (John Lodge). Now the young family hopes to return to Elizabeth's plantation home.
Like The Littlest Rebel, made the same year (1935), the film has questionable politics, featuring a supplicant Mom Becky (the formidable future Oscar-winner Hattie McDaniel) and a poor-spelling butler, Walker (Bill "BoJangles" Robinson). But Temple, as sweetly energetic little Lloyd, is affectionate with both, as well as with her African American playmates, May Lily (Avonnie Jackson) and Henry Clay (Nyanza Potts). (Temple apparently shared the sentiment in real life, and once said Robinson was her favorite costar.) The Little Colonel features the amazing dance number with Temple and Robinson merrily tapping up and down a staircase. --N.F. Mendoza --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I am a big fan of Shirley Temple, so I was very pleased to have the opportunity to purchase this DVD. I have enjoyed watching this movie many times and will continue too. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Donna Lloyd
Shirley plays a young girl named Lloyd Sherman in this movie.
Lloyd's mother and grandfather haven't spoken to each other since a fight involving Lloyd's southern mother and... Read more
I am a very devoted Shirley Temple fan.When I was in a video store one day, my dad picked out Our Little Girl(Shirley Temple) out for me...and I loved it,( black and white). Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2003
This is one of Shirley's best pictures ever! It features America's most famous dance scene, the staircase and it features Lionel Barrymore, Drew Barrymore's grandfather. Read morePublished on Jan. 21 2003 by "degrassiroxx"
EXCELLENT MOVIE, EXTREMELY FAST SERVICE! GREAT SELLER!!!!Published on June 10 2002 by Deborah LHorne
If you have a little mule (or 2) around the house, put this on the TV and watch the anger melt. This movie still shines. Read morePublished on Feb. 11 2002 by Joseph Schmolsky
I don't quite understand why they say that this is more of an adult movie. I think this is one of Temple's bests,and boy I've seen em all. Read morePublished on Aug. 9 2001 by Kristin Rattigan
I'm a Shirley fan, and there are few that I do not love. This one is a little more for adults than kids - has a good story to it. And the dance scene between Mr. Read morePublished on March 21 2001 by N. Bliss
I loved this movie, as it showcases Shirley's seemingly unending talent, even at such a tender age. However, I resent it when people review this story and rail about how offensive... Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2001